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Redskins Re-sign DE Evans

The Redskins re-signed defensive lineman Demetric Evans on Monday, the team has announced.

Evans is expected to provide depth at defensive end next season. He rejoins a unit that includes holdovers Renaldo Wynn and Phillip Daniels as well as newcomer Andre Carter, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers.

Evans, who has spent the last two seasons with the Redskins, also can play defensive tackle. He saw substantial minutes at tackle last year due to injuries to Cornelius Griffin and Joe Salave'a. Assistant head coach-defense Gregg Williams and defensive coordinator-defensive line coach Greg Blache like linemen who are versatile.

During his career, the 6-3, 285-pound Evans has appeared in 48 games with 10 starts and recorded 105 tackles, 6.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Three of his 6.5 sacks came during the 2005 season. He also logged 32 tackles (20 solo) last season.

Evans was a long-shot to make the Redskins' roster after he signed with the team prior to the 2004 season. He earned a roster spot coming out of training camp and has become a valued reserve and spot starter on the defensive line.

Evans originally entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2001. He had a standout career at the University of Georgia.

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